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Privacy Notice

The Saint Catherine Foundation is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of individuals on whose generosity and support we depend in order to fulfil our mission to protect the treasures of St Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai. This privacy notice explains how we collect and use individuals’ personal data when they contact us or visit our website.

Full privacy policy

How we use your personal details

What details we ask for and why

When you become a Friend, place an order, make a donation or book for an event, we ask for basic contact information in additional to financial details required for that particular transaction. We may ask for your title so that we know how you would like to be addressed in communications from us. We will use this information for:

  • Processing one-off payments (for donations, sales and event bookings) and standing orders

  • Shipping you items that you purchased from us

  • Sending you updates about our work​

  • Claiming Gift Aid (postcode and first line of address only)


When we will contact you

If you have consented to receive updates from the Foundation, or if you have made a donation or purchased items from our online shop, we will send you occasional updates about our work and notifications about fundraising events. We will only send these updates by email or post. We will never use your telephone details unless we need to contact you in relation to your membership, an order you have placed with us or an event booking.

When we will share your data

We will not sell your data to any other entity for any purpose.

We will not share your data with any other entity for marketing purposes. We may need to share your data with third parties for the processing of donations and payments for sales and event bookings, or so that we may arrange for the shipment to you of items that you have purchased from us. We make every effort to ensure that these third parties your data only for the purpose for which we have shared it and that they delete the data when it is no longer needed for that specific purpose.

If you contact us with a query regarding the Monastery of St Catherine, we may share your contact details with the Fathers at the Monastery for the express purpose of responding to your query.

​​How to stop or change how we communicate with you

If any time you wish to stop receiving communications from us, or if you wish to change your contact details, you may do so by: clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of an email; emailing us at; telephoning us at +44 (0)20 7396 5420; or writing to us at Saint Catherine Foundation, 14 Cleveland Row, London, SW1A 1DP, United Kingdom.


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